Lucetta Mary Alice Starkie

Lucetta, circa 1985

  • Missing Since 07/03/1985
  • Missing From Walnut Hill, Florida
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 05/25/1934 (85)
  • Age 51 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'2, 95 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Gray hair, blue eyes. Lucetta's ears are pierced. Her nicknames are Lu and Lucie, and her maiden name is Pauley.

Details of Disappearance

Lucetta was last seen at her residence in Walnut Hill, Florida on July 3, 1985. She was living in the Bay Springs community with Andrew Starkie, her husband of 28 years. She has never been heard from again. Andrew did not report her disappearance to police. Her sister, Christine Sparks, who lived in West Virginia, reported Lucetta as a missing person on August 31, 1985.

Sparks stated Lucetta's marriage had been difficult and she was often on the brink of divorce. Sparks said Andrew gave her multiple conflicting accounts about Lucetta's disappearance, and also told multiple stories to the neighbors to explain where she had gone.

Authorities believe Starkie was a victim of violence and his now deceased, although her body has never been located. She worked as a cosmetics salesperson at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Escambia County Sheriff's Office 850-436-9599

Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 18, 2018; details of disappearance updated.